Sequel Definition

sēkwəl
sequels
noun
sequels
Something that follows; anything subsequent or succeeding; continuation.
Webster's New World
A result or consequence.
Webster's New World
A literary work, film, etc. complete in itself but continuing a story begun in an earlier work, film, etc.
Webster's New World

(narratology) A narrative that is written after another narrative set in the same universe, especially a narrative that is chronologically set after its predecessors, or (perhaps improper usage) any narrative that has a preceding narrative of its own.

Wiktionary

Plural form of sequela.

Wiktionary
Antonyms:
original
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Other Word Forms of Sequel

Noun

Singular:
sequel
Plural:
sequels

Origin of Sequel

  • Middle English sequele from Old French sequelle from Latin sequēla from sequī to follow sekw-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sequela, from sequi (“to follow").

    From Wiktionary

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